Can you learn to write poetry in a workshop?

There are many courses, classes and workshops you can attend in order to further your artistic and professional development as a poet.

Colleges and Universities often run a range of different creative writing courses, see Colleges, Universities and Libraries.

Arvon courses are possibly the most highly regarded short courses around (they last five days and are residential). Arvon Foundation

The Poetry School run regular poetry workshops throughout the UK. The Poetry School

The Orchard Foundation run short courses in writing and reflective practice for creativity and professional development. 

Orchard Foundation.


Workshops run by experienced, talented, published poets are usually rewarding and worth your time and the admission fee wherever

they take place.

We will publicise poetry courses, classes and workshops in the NEWS section and in the bulletin as and when we hear about them

Can you learn to write poetry in a workshop, in a class, on a course? Opinion is divided but you will certainly meet other writers, find inspiration,

some useful tips, and for those who need them the structure and the deadlines that encourage you to work in a more organised way.